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Average Rent in San Diego, CA

Avg. RentAnnual Change
San Diego Studio - $2,349-1%
San Diego 1 Bed - $2,887+1%
San Diego 2 Beds - $3,771+3%
Last updated 6/17/2024

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Demographics

Education

High School

16%

Associate's

56%

Bachelor's

22%

Master's

5%

Doctorate

1%

Family Size

2 people

67%

3 people

17%

4 people

17%

5 people

0%

6+ people

0%

Household Income

0-50k

13%

50-100k

40%

100-150k

20%

150-200k

13%

200k+

13%

Age

0-10

1%

10-20

12%

20-45

79%

45-65

5%

65+

3%

Rent Trends

Average rent in Balboa Park, San Diego, CA

In San Diego, CA, as of 2024, the average rent for apartments ranges from $2,349 to $3,771. Specifically, the average rent for a studio apartment in Balboa Park, San Diego, CA is $2,349. For those seeking a 1-bedroom apartments, the average rent is $2,887. And for a 2-bedroom apartment, renters can expect to pay an average of $3,771.

Annual Rent Change Over the Past 12 Months

Studio

-1%

Changed from $2,373 to $2,349
1 Bed

+1%

Changed from $2,858 to $2,887
2 Beds

+3%

Changed from $3,661 to $3,771
Last updated 6/17/2024

Cost of Living

Compared to State Average

2.9%

Compared to National Average

35.6%

The cost of living in Balboa Park, San Diego, CA is 2.9% lower than the state average and 35.6% higher than the national average. Balboa Park, San Diego, CA housing is 115.3% more expensive than the U.S average, while utilities are about 12.2% more pricey. When it comes to basic necessities such as food and clothing, groceries are around 15.1% more in Balboa Park, San Diego, CA than in the rest of the country.

Healthcare services such as doctor check-ups and dentistry cost 4.2% more here compared to the U.S. average.
Cost of Living in Balboa Park, San Diego, CACompared to State AverageCompared to National Average
Housing
3.8%
115.3%
Utilities
12.8%
12.2%
Food
1.3%
15.1%
Transportation
0.8%
31.1%
Healthcare
7.5%
4.2%

Compare Other Cities

CityStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
San Diego$2,349-1%
Carlsbad$2,159-41%
San Marcos$2,099--
La Jolla$2,095-9%
Vista$2,050+20%
National City$2,025+56%
Encinitas$2,000-37%
Chula Vista$1,995-11%
Oceanside$1,995+11%
Fallbrook$1,950--
Spring Valley$1,895--
La Mesa$1,860+33%
Escondido$1,8250%
El Cajon$1,700--
City1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
La Jolla$3,775+21%
Coronado$3,515-9%
Oceanside$3,052+26%
Carlsbad$3,017+3%
San Diego$2,887+1%
Del Mar$2,595--
Encinitas$2,589+10%
Vista$2,548+4%
San Marcos$2,447+5%
Poway$2,445-11%
Chula Vista$2,435-1%
National City$2,430+6%
Imperial Beach$2,420+15%
La Mesa$2,212-4%
Santee$2,195-4%
Spring Valley$2,120-7%
Lemon Grove$2,1000%
Escondido$1,972-2%
El Cajon$1,804+1%
Ramona$1,700--
City2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
La Jolla$4,852-12%
Carlsbad$4,327+17%
Coronado$4,038-15%
Del Mar$3,800--
San Diego$3,771+3%
Chula Vista$3,223+10%
Vista$3,170+17%
National City$3,120+6%
San Marcos$3,081+5%
Lemon Grove$2,995+19%
Encinitas$2,863-2%
Oceanside$2,781-8%
Ramona$2,750--
Spring Valley$2,724-3%
La Mesa$2,709-4%
Escondido$2,653+1%
Poway$2,640-22%
Santee$2,595+4%
Imperial Beach$2,577-17%
San Ysidro$2,500--
Fallbrook$2,495+19%
El Cajon$2,211-6%

Compare Neighborhoods

City Heights

$1,695

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Mission Hills

$1,895

1 Bed Avg. Rent

College East

$1,895

1 Bed Avg. Rent

What are the most affordable neighborhoods in San Diego, CA?

For renters in San Diego seeking more affordable options, the neighborhoods to watch are City Heights, Mission Hills, and College East, where average rents for 1-bedroom apartments stand at $1,695, $1,895, and $1,895 respectively. Additional areas offering value are Southeastern San Diego and University Heights, where the rents are $1,945 and $1,995, a favorable comparison to San Diego's overall 1-bedroom average of $2,887.

What are the most expensive neighborhoods in San Diego, CA?

In San Diego, the neighborhoods commanding the highest rents are Park West, Uptown, and Western San Diego. A 1-bedroom apartment in Park West averages at $6,508, in Uptown it averages $3,350, and in Western San Diego, the average is $3,162. For additional high-end living options, Mission Valley offers 1-bedroom apartments at $3,072, and Carmel Valley at $3,050. These rates compare to the overall average rent of $2,887 for a 1-bedroom apartment in San Diego, highlighting the premium nature of these specific neighborhoods.

What are the most popular neighborhoods in San Diego, CA?

In San Diego, the most sought-after neighborhoods for renters include City Heights, Mid-City, and Normal Heights. In City Heights, the average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment is $1,695. Mid-City sees average rents of $2,120 for a 1-bedroom unit. Normal Heights offers similar appeal with 1-bedroom apartments averaging $2,300. For those seeking other popular areas, North Park presents 1-bedroom apartments at $2,962, and South Park at $2,175. These prices are set against the backdrop of the city-wide average of $2,887 for a 1-bedroom apartment in San Diego, underscoring the popularity of these particular neighborhoods.

NeighborhoodStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Rancho Penasquitos$2,629--
North Park$2,607+4%
Loma Palisades$2,522-5%
Western San Diego$2,471-1%
Hillcrest$2,445+14%
Kearny Mesa$2,429-29%
Eastern San Diego$2,429-12%
Uptown$2,370-1%
Park West$2,332-36%
Downtown$2,321+3%
University City$2,315-9%
Downtown San Diego$2,299+3%
Serra Mesa$2,150+8%
East Village$2,114-3%
Ocean Beach$2,100--
Point Loma Peninsula$2,100-21%
Gaslamp$2,022+273%
Point Loma Heights$1,995-25%
Bay Park$1,995--
Northern San Diego$1,945-21%
City Heights$1,895--
College East$1,895--
Mira Mesa$1,850+9%
Northeastern San Diego$1,850-24%
Mission Hills$1,745--
Carmel Valley$1,650--
Mid-City$1,5950%
Normal Heights$1,595--
Talmadge$1,595--
Southeastern San Diego$1,4500%
Golden Hill$1,395--
Central San Diego$1,395-13%
Neighborhood1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Uptown$3,350+20%
Western San Diego$3,162+3%
Mission Valley$3,072-4%
Carmel Valley$3,050-2%
Kearny Mesa$3,028+5%
North Park$2,962+48%
Gaslamp$2,950--
Downtown$2,947+10%
East Village$2,947+9%
Southern San Diego$2,937+21%
Downtown San Diego$2,934+8%
Mira Mesa$2,9120%
Little Italy$2,904-34%
Eastern San Diego$2,879-5%
Northern San Diego$2,846-2%
University City$2,741-4%
Rancho Penasquitos$2,737-7%
Hillcrest$2,695+32%
Northeastern San Diego$2,692-5%
Tierrasanta$2,585+3%
Linda Vista$2,5750%
Loma Palisades$2,555-18%
Talmadge$2,495+25%
Harborview$2,479-3%
Bay Park$2,475+10%
Carmel Mountain$2,437-9%
Point Loma Heights$2,363-23%
Serra Mesa$2,356-2%
Point Loma Peninsula$2,348-10%
Bay Ho$2,345-4%
Golden Hill$2,320-1%
Normal Heights$2,300+21%
Central San Diego$2,297-2%
Ocean Beach$2,2920%
Rancho Bernardo$2,268-12%
Mission Beach$2,250--
Scripps Ranch$2,190--
South Park$2,175--
Mid-City$2,120+6%
University Heights$1,9950%
Barrio Logan$1,995--
Southeastern San Diego$1,945+2%
Mission Hills$1,895--
College East$1,895-5%
City Heights$1,695-6%
Neighborhood2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Uptown$4,474-1%
Hillcrest$4,462+6%
Carmel Valley$4,462+16%
Bird Rock$4,395--
Western San Diego$4,1280%
Northern San Diego$4,000+2%
Mission Valley$3,967+2%
Downtown$3,939+9%
Downtown San Diego$3,927+9%
Little Italy$3,9000%
Gaslamp$3,800--
East Village$3,790+6%
University City$3,734-7%
Mission Beach$3,700--
Kearny Mesa$3,613+3%
Eastern San Diego$3,602+1%
North Park$3,595-6%
Mira Mesa$3,539-1%
Loma Palisades$3,468-8%
Rancho Penasquitos$3,460+2%
Harborview$3,325-5%
University Heights$3,300--
Northeastern San Diego$3,2580%
Sorrento Valley$3,250--
Scripps Ranch$3,220+34%
Point Loma Heights$3,197-14%
Bay Park$3,195+16%
Point Loma Peninsula$3,135-15%
Linda Vista$3,0750%
Carmel Mountain$3,074-4%
Tierrasanta$2,990+6%
Rancho Bernardo$2,979-3%
Ocean Beach$2,795-12%
Bay Ho$2,705-10%
City Heights$2,695-10%
Normal Heights$2,650+18%
Southern San Diego$2,650-17%
South Park$2,595--
Mid-City$2,595+2%
Barrio Logan$2,595--
Talmadge$2,595-2%
Mission Hills$2,575--
Serra Mesa$2,520-17%
College East$2,395+4%
Southeastern San Diego$2,300+5%
Golden Hill$2,175-27%
Central San Diego$2,175-34%

Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

70%

15-30 Mins

22%

30-40 Mins

3%

40-60 Mins

2%

60+ Mins

2%

Area Amenities

Top Score

Fine Arts

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

This place gets the picture when it comes to art.

  1. A high number of fine art centers per resident
  2. 99% more fine art centers than average
  3. 90% more fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Hospitals

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Plenty of I.V. league hospitals around here.

  1. A high number of hospitals per resident
  2. 98% more hospitals than average
  3. 80% more hospitals than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You've got a good shot at a great night out in Balboa Park San Diego.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. An average number of bars and clubs
  3. A standard number of bars and clubs compared to areas of a similar size

Theaters

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

If the world is a stage, then Balboa Park San Diego is a real player.

  1. A high number of theaters per resident
  2. 94% more theaters than average
  3. 78% more theaters than areas of a similar size

Parks

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Balboa Park San Diego is shrubby, not shabby.

  1. A high number of parks per resident
  2. 96% more parks than average
  3. 60% more parks than areas of a similar size

Childcare

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Balboa Park San Diego earns a gold star for childcare.

  1. Few daycares per resident
  2. An average number of daycares
  3. A standard number of daycares compared to areas of a similar size

Amusement Parks

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Just the ticket: amusement parks are an uplifting presence in Balboa Park San Diego.

  1. A high number of amusement parks per resident
  2. 89% more amusement parks than average
  3. 13% fewer amusement parks than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Healthcare in Balboa Park San Diego doesn't tip the scales.

  1. A high number of medical facilities per resident
  2. 68% more medical facilities than average
  3. Far fewer medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The food shops around here are few and far between.

  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. An average number of grocery stores
  3. A standard number of grocery stores compared to areas of a similar size

Restaurants

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Balboa Park San Diego serves up a dining scene that's only lukewarm.

  1. A high number of restaurants per resident
  2. 54% more restaurants than average
  3. Far fewer restaurants than areas of a similar size

Coffee

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The coffee scene is lukewarm in Balboa Park San Diego.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. An average number of coffee shops
  3. A standard number of coffee shops compared to areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The retail inventory is low in Balboa Park San Diego.

  1. A high number of shops per resident
  2. 70% more shops than average
  3. 100% fewer shops than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll have to workout somewhere else to keep fit.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. An average number of gyms
  3. A standard number of gyms compared to areas of a similar size

Pet Services

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Balboa Park San Diego could do with more oppawtunities for pets.

  1. A high number of pet facilities per resident
  2. 81% more pet facilities than average
  3. 25% fewer pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Honk if you see a gas station.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. An average number of gas stations
  3. A standard number of gas stations compared to areas of a similar size

Schools

Top Schools in Balboa Park San Diego

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Find Apartments in Nearby Cities

City1 Bed Price2 Beds Price
San Diego, CA 1.2 miles$2,887$3,771
Chula Vista, CA 7.3 miles$2,435$3,223
Pacific Beach, CA 7.1 miles------
National City, CA 4.6 miles$2,430$3,120
La Mesa, CA 7.6 miles$2,212$2,709
Coronado, CA 3.8 miles$3,515$4,038
El Cajon, CA 11.6 miles$1,804$2,211
La Jolla, CA 10.9 miles$3,775$4,852
Escondido, CA 27 miles$1,972$2,653
Lemon Grove, CA 6.8 miles$2,100$2,995

Find Apartments in Nearby Neighborhoods

Neighborhood1 Bed Price2 Beds Price
Downtown 1.5 miles$2,947$3,939
Golden Hill 1.2 miles$2,320$2,175
Little Italy 1.5 miles$2,904$3,900
North Park 1.4 miles$2,962$3,595
Hillcrest 1.2 miles$2,695$4,462
Downtown San Diego 1.4 miles$2,934$3,927
East Village 1.3 miles$2,947$3,790
Downtown 1.5 miles$2,947$3,939
Gaslamp 1.6 miles$2,950$3,800
Uptown 1.6 miles$3,350$4,474